22codfish

22codfish

Lives in Canada Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined on Oct 6, 2008
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On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)
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22codfish: I try to use spot focus because I was told cameras automatically average out focus-point distances to give a best estimate of camera to subject distance. More focus points just change the averaging. There's one lens, one shutter and one photo.

Question: What's the advantage of 153 auto focus points?

Thanks tr573.
I should have included I use spot center-weighted for birds-in-flight.
Your #2 I don't think my eyes are good enough to see so many auto-focus points in the view-finder. Perhaps this is better on the back screen. I take it, the camera is mounted on a tripod, you can move the "spot-focus" to a particular different auto focus point without moving the camera?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)

I try to use spot focus because I was told cameras automatically average out focus-point distances to give a best estimate of camera to subject distance. More focus points just change the averaging. There's one lens, one shutter and one photo.

Question: What's the advantage of 153 auto focus points?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies

Why does Ricoh keep referring to the MF Pentax 645Z when they are about to release a Pentax FF camera? Have they found a way to use the 51.4 MP sensor from the 645Z in the FF? If the FF also has the pixel shift technology currently in the Pentax K-3II,; this new camera is going to be making the sharpest photos - ever. Or, it may be a poor man's MF camera with a Pentax 645 mount convertible to a K mount for FF lens? After all this wait, I kind of expect Ricoh to come up with something weird and wonderful. Right now it's all speculation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 03:40 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
On ChallengeEntry:924653 (6 comments in total)

Your photo should be #1 & #2 ranking, because it best shows the theme of the contest - twice!

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 11:25 UTC as 5th comment

Sigma refused my request for a 150-600 mm lens mount conversion to a Pentax Ka mount.

How about a Pentax Ka lens mount conversion for this lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

I'll wait to see what Pentax full frame will have to offer.

Sony now offering some same features in Pentax K3II.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 237th comment | 1 reply
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22codfish: For that money, I would prefer the Pentax 645Z

Thank you Coliban for your revealing information that image quality is directly proportional to camera size and weight. However, Dr_Jon also pointed out the Germans could screw on a damn big, heavy lens. Then we would all have to buy a Leica to get improved IQ!! Or maybe manufacturers would get into a bulk race instead of sensor race to increase market share? Who knows what can happen because of these posts?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 14:19 UTC

For that money, I would prefer the Pentax 645Z

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 01:08 UTC as 103rd comment | 7 replies
On article Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene (75 comments in total)

I wish there was an universal lens mount, so all the camera bodies could be compared, using the same lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:03 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1523 comments in total)

You are admitting that the Pentax 645Z has better image quality than any full-frame camera. If you want the best image quality, why bother with full-frame format?

Thank you DPReview.

My dream is to maintain my APS-C system and someday own a Pentax 645Z.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 22:29 UTC as 59th comment
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (171 comments in total)

Those that are critical of this product announcement in these comments may be forgetting this camera will compete in the market level including the Nikon D5300; not the D7100's or more expensive FF's. It is in this DSLR mid-level that prospective buyers should make their comparisons. Pentax has the K3, MF 645D, MF 645Z, and soon will have a FF to look after the rest of the competition.

Personally, I'm waiting to see what the successor of the K3 will bring. My Pentax K5 is working perfectly, so I always intended to skip a couple of model changes. If I didn't have my K5, it would be my choice to purchase a K-S2 instead of waiting for the K3 successor. I'm relieved that there is an indication that my APS-C lens will work on the promised FF, in case I go in that direction.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:46 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (171 comments in total)

None of the new CaNikons still don't have an ATV shooting mode.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (171 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Army Green but by the look of that plastic body it doesn't look to be built like a tank.

You also read books by looking at the covers?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 22:00 UTC
On article Pentax 6mp Digital SLR hands-on (15 comments in total)

Those old Optio P&S's really had sharp lens. Some of my older DPReview gallery photos were taken with an old Optio.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 03:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On article High-end pocketable compacts roundup (2013) (266 comments in total)

In what category would you include a Leica or a Hasselblad Stellar?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 01:21 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article High-end pocketable compacts roundup (2013) (266 comments in total)

Cameras in this group today have the making of a sales revenue advantage over the competition during Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Christmas gifts. I still find it hard to believe DPR columns and reviews are fair practices for other manufacturers and the general public, who believe they are being recommended the best products. Truth in advertising is important.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 26th comment
On article High-end pocketable compacts roundup (2013) (266 comments in total)

This "high-end" marketing ploy smells bad. Same with the DSLR review posted for "Black Friday" selling days. Some of the best small cameras made are not included. What is this! If you don't pay for the shelf space, you don't get mentioned? I thought that practice was frowned upon. Why should MSRPrice have major importance in reviews of cameras made and priced for everyone? I've been a member long enough to notice the transition from quality reviews to reviews designed to bring the best advertising dollars and sales to Amazon. I remember when DPReviews were respected for honest comparison of features, quality, and performance, equally presented for all equipment manufacturers, but judged on merit.

Four professional let their names be included in the heading of this review, which reads it was published November 26, 2013, for supposedly 2014 cameras? Come on guys, stand together within DPR to stop this marketing nonsense, or start your own camera equipment review website.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden (117 comments in total)

Cropping would make it better? I think so, just the right third.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 19:22 UTC as 34th comment

Big mistake not having Pentax mid-size 645 mount with auto-focus; and access to older Pentax mid-size film era lens..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 16:38 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark (67 comments in total)

I find the picture messy because it does not have a central point of interest; but it was worth while to read the story behind the photo.

I'm interested in the story about PP and ACR usage to compare with the little bit of adjusting I do using FastStone. Now that I have a new computer, I'm going to try more photo adjusting, such as adjust the light on a portion of a photo. Being strictly an amateur, I'll do it for my own enjoyment. I'm approaching 500 images in my DPR gallery. There,I like to include as much EXIF information as DPR will allow.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 9th comment
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